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Callsign warns half of MENA consumers trust organisations less after receiving scams messages

Callsign, a digital identity pioneer, revealed that the rise of scams is harming organisations’ reputations across the world. The global study of consumers revealed that just receiving a scam message purporting to be from any brand is enough for 49.8% of them to lose trust in the...


FinTech, Ofin, tackles behavioural changes needed to address financial inclusion

It is a common belief that financial access should lead to financial prosperity. According to the World Bank, financial inclusion is defined as all people and businesses having access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs. Sakhile Mabena, CEO, Ofin, a...


Connecting schools has the potential to boost GDP by up to 20% in the least connected nations

An Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report sponsored by Ericsson has found that nations with low broadband connectivity have the potential to realise an increase in GDP by up to 20% by connecting schools to the Internet. A well-educated workforce is more likely to be innovative and foster...


Digitalising payroll vital for business growth

Payroll solutions in South Africa must be modernised to benefit from the likes of cloud computing, robotic process automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence. If companies are to effectively contend with evolving payroll legislation in the country, they need to embrace these technologies and...


Afreximbank announces an African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja, Nigeria

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the commencement of its African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) project in Abuja, Nigeria. It will provide world-class care to both low- and high-income patient groups across the continent. The Bank recently formalised its long-term...


Tétris South Africa creates new division with acquisition of M+F Business Furniture

Tétris South Africa has confirmed the acquisition of M+F Business Furniture, one of the largest South African companies supplying local and international office furniture. The move brings the very best local and international office furniture supply under one roof with the creation of a...


Digital Opportunity Trust and IBM team up to provide digital and career skills

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is announcing a timely collaboration with IBM to empower young women and men in the Middle East and Africa with the digital skills, workforce readiness proficiencies and business knowledge needed for successful careers, social wellbeing and economic growth. DOT...


Near one in five employees have missed a call by pretending devices are updating

Fifteen percent of employees in South Africa confirmed that they have pretended their devices were installing updates so they would not have to attend a call or meeting. This excuse is plausible because software updates can disrupt workdays, with one third (34%) of employees saying they have been...


Nokia and UN Women collaborate to further promote inclusion and diversity in Middle East and Africa

Nokia and UN Women have together launched four pilot projects to bolster inclusion and diversity for equality. These pilots aim to address four different areas such as increasing the number of women employees, raising awareness of cervical cancer and uterine fibroids, promoting STEM (science,...


The business value behind unlimited leave

There is immense risk attached to the idea of offering your employees unlimited leave, particularly in a country like South Africa, where leave is a legislated and regulated minimum that cannot be lost, so offering unlimited leave can potentially open organisations to people spending their lives...


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